Media Advisory: AASA, Howard University to host 2nd Annual Urban Supts. Summit


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and Howard University are pleased to host the second annual Urban Superintendents Academy Summit on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Alexandria, Va. Educators vying to become superintendents in our nation’s urban settings will convene to learn about and discuss what effective urban leadership is. Earlier this year, the 2015-16 cohort, comprised of nearly 30 participants, graduated from the nearly yearlong program created to develop thought leaders who will represent the vast number of children in urban communities across the country.   

WHAT:          AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy Summit

WHEN:         Friday, August 26, 2016 / 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA (9:00 a.m.)
  • Dawn Williams, Interim Dean, Howard University
  • Gina Patterson, Executive Director Virginia School Boards Association
  • Mort Sherman AASA, Academy Co-Director
  • Joe Hairston Howard University, Academy Co-Director
  • Victor Goode, Assistant General Counsel, NAACP
  • Leslie Fenwick, Dean Emeritus Howard University School of Education (10:00 a.m.)
  • Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive
  • Sharon Adams – Taylor, AASA Associate Executive Director (Introduction) (12:30 p.m.)
  • Manny Scott, Original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part of the 2007 movie, Freedom Writers

WHERE:        Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit